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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis has put the brakes on popular ride-sharing services, saying the businesses don’t have  proper permits to operate.

A cease-and-desist notice was sent out to companies like Uber and Lyft.

As easy as just using a smart phone app, the services allow people to get rides from private drivers and pay them for the lift.

In Memphis, it’s become more popular than taking a taxi because it’s often a lot cheaper.

Lyft tells us it hopes to work things out with city leaders so it can resume service in Memphis.